A settlement has been proposed in a class action lawsuit alleging that Dollar General violated California Labor Code section 226 by failing to allow its retail employees in California to elect to receive their wage statements in printed form each pay period. The lawsuit that will be resolved by the proposed settlement is known as Sullivan v. Dolgen California, LLC, Case No. 15-cv-01617-JD. The lawsuit is pending in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. A copy of the operative complaint in that lawsuit can be viewed here: First Amended Complaint.
The Court has allowed the action to be settled as a class action on behalf of all persons who were employed in a “Dollar General” retail store in California at any time during the period of February 20, 2014 to November 14, 2016 and who opted out of Dollar General’s arbitration agreement. The Court has preliminarily approved the proposed settlement, authorized class notice, and will hold a hearing on February 23, 2017, at 10:00 a.m., to decide whether to finally approve the settlement.
- The settlement agreement can be viewed here: Joint Stipulation for Class Action Settlement
- The Court’s order granting preliminary approval of the proposed settlement can be view here: Order Granting Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement
- The notice of class action settlement mailed to all class members on December 5, 2016 can be viewed here: Class Notice
- The application to approve attorney’s fees, costs, and the class representative’s incentive award can be viewed here: Motion for Award of Attorney’s Fees, Costs, and Incentive Award
- The request that the court grant final approval of the settlement can be viewed here: Motion for Final Approval of Class Action Settlement